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novisdiyr 11-03-2010 09:36 PM

Painting ext front door
 
I am painting my wooden front door black, but I confused as what to do with the back of the door. This would be an interior door in a large entry with white trim.
Should I do black on both sides? Also, the door has a large lead designed window in it.

Windows 11-03-2010 10:05 PM

With painted entrance doors, it is very common to have each side a different color. Outside black (or whatever), inside is usually the same color as the rest of the interior doors/trim. You could paint both sides black, but that reminds me of more of a commercial space. If the wood is in good shape on the interior side you could just leave it like that.

DCCenter 11-04-2010 02:09 PM

Yep. Its really personal preference. Hopefully you are using a factory made black on the outside. You can use that same paint on the inside of the door as well. Exterior paints can be used inside. But if you like the color the door is now, or would like to paint it with a color that better goes with the inside of your house, you can certainly do that.

JMDPainting 11-06-2010 09:38 PM

Nothing wrong with painting the sides of the door different colors. If the out side is going to be black do not do it when the sun is hitting the door, also the edge of the door that you can see from the outside when the door is open should be black. The edge you see from the inside when the door is open should be the same color as the inside of the door.

Faron79 11-07-2010 12:20 AM

Hold on here....

How much sun does that door get?!?!?

What direction does it face...and what type of storm-door is in front of it???

...please say it isn't South-facing with little shade...?!?!?
You're asking for trouble if so...

Faron

igneous 11-07-2010 06:43 PM

Faron 79. Please elaborate!!

Faron79 11-08-2010 12:46 AM

IF that door gets a lot of sun...AND it's painted black...

....it's gonna warp like crazy! The risk is elevated if a storm-door is in front of it, trapping even MORE heat!

If it's on the North or East side...NO issues.

South or West however....that black ALL WOOD door will look like a Pringles' potato-chip!

Faron


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